Today's offering showcases this classic and original Breitling "Sprint" chronograph. It has a great distinctive late '60's retro look that the original orange hand compliments.
Breitling designed the Sprint line to be an affordable timing instrument for athletes and equipped it with a rotating bezel.
To power it they used the reliable Breitling finished workhorse Valjoux 7730 movement with 45-minute timing system.
Its original dial was given an easy to read dial with contrasting "panda" black registers in a surfboard shaped section. The dial on this one is an uncommon version with no scales around the edge...most have tachometer or pulsations.
Its full size stainless steel case measures 38mm in diameter not including the crown.
It's all original down to even its original crystal and in very pleasing condition. A Master Watchmaker has overhauled the movement. The chronograph resets strongly and precisely to 12, and it continues to keep time in five chronometer positions on par with some brand new Rolexes that we've owned.
For the finishing touch is has been equipped with a carbon fiber strap with contrast stitching making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
Like always included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate.
"There has never been anyone in a plane's cockpit without a Breitling ... on his wrist -- or who would at least wished to have one." - Musings of an aviation journalist
Embraced by pilots since the dawning of aeronautics, Breitling watches are the only ones that grace the wrists of the world's elite aerobatic groups, namely the Blue Angels, the Thunderbirds, The British Red Arrows, and the Russian Knights.
Country of origin: Switzerland
Serial no.: 1,242,526
Year built: 1968
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Chronograph Timing, Subsidiary Seconds
Model: Sprint, Ref. 2214
Designed for: Men
Case material: Stainless steel
Case markings (inside): Breitling Watch LTD, Swiss
Case condition: Excellent condition. Light signs on the back of having been polished - all markings are still intact. Light wear to the surface of the bezel. Presents wonderfully on the wrist.
Dial: Black with white contrasting "surfboad" shaped register section, signed Breitling Geneve, white 45 minute and seconds registers, original, mint condition
Dimensions: 38mm wide (excluding crown), 44mm long lug tip-to-tip
Hands: Original, black and white luminous batons, all original, "lozenge" recorder hands
Movement markings: Breitling Watch Ltd., SWISS, Seventeen Jewels, Unadjusted, 7730
Jewels: 17 rubies
Band: Carbon fiber, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn. We also stock lizard and a variety of others straps in various prints, skins, and colors. Please ask us if you're interested.
Width between lugs: 20mm
Crystal type: Acrylic, original, very good condition with very light wear
Serviced: A Master Watchmaker has overhauled the movement. The chronograph resets strongly and precisely to 12.
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. It continues to keep time in five chronometer positions on par with some brand new Rolexes that we've owned.
Warranty: 1-year international C.O.T. warranty.
Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity; New timing certificate
Returns: 7 days full refund. 100% satisfaction guarantee
We offer a 100%
satisfaction guarantee for all of our watches. If you are in any way
unsatisfied with the watch we will fully refund the purchase price anytime
within 7 days after the watch has been received. Our goal is to exceed our
client's expectations throughout the buying experience.
All watches are packaged carefully and mailed double boxed in specially
constructed, reinforced shipping boxes designed for high value items. All
watches are sent fully insured with signature required. Most of our domestic
shipping is done through FedEx. At times we will also use USPS Express Mail,
and we can accommodate most requests for your preferred carrier.
International shipments are sent USPS International Express Mail or FedEx.
The purchase price will be the declared value of the merchandise on any
required customs forms. The payment of all customs duties, tariffs, and
taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.
Also note that water resistance of vintage watches can no longer be
guaranteed and is not covered under the watch's warranty. We do not
recommend getting a vintage watch wet, even one that was originally designed
to be waterproof.